In November 2018 the National Archives and Records Adminsistration (NARA) of the United States placed online the digital images of burial cards for their servicemen who died during World War I.
Significantly, they include casualties who are not recorded on the American Battle Monuments Commission website. These men were sent home for re-burial in the United States. The cards make it possible to trace them and their families through other records.
Along with their name, rank, unit, service number and date of death are cause of death, next of kin and burial arrangements. There were thirty five Fleming families who accepted the government’s offer to repatriate their son home for re-burial. The location of many of these graves is still unknown. You can see the list at https://fleming.one-name.net/wwi/cemeteries-memorials/usa/ and the updated map and chart at https://fleming.one-name.net/wwi/
Front and back views of the burial card for Private William M Fleming, 1493628 who died 7 October 1918. Buried firstly at Laveuve in France and sent home to his father of Iredell, Texas in 1921.
For more information see NARA’s blog post: Burial Cards of World War I Soldiers.
To see these and other burial cards at https://catalog.archives.gov/id/6943087, click on the blue Search within this series link. The records are arranged alphabetically by name of soldier so page through to locate the batch Fingerson-Folz. It’s a large file of 1700 images and can take several minutes to download.
Lest We Forget.